Our second competition of the year at South River H.S. was invigorating! We placed 7th out of 38 teams during the qualification matches and we won the finals! Congratulations to the Knight Riders! Overall, we had a record of 14 wins, 5 losses, and 0 ties. We also ranked 10th in OPR (Offensive Power Rating). Thank you to all students, mentors, parents, and sponsors! Without everyone’s support, our team couldn’t have made it this far. Be sure to check out our Twitter and Instagram for more photos and videos of the event.
Our first competition at Walt Whitman H.S. went very well! We placed 7th out of 39th teams during the qualification matches and made it past the first round of playoffs. Unfortunately, we lost a tough tiebreaker in the semifinals. Overall, we had a record of 11 wins, 6 losses, and 1 tie. We also ranked 7th in OPR (Offensive Power Rating). Our team efforts paid off with an outstanding performance!
In order to prepare for our next competition at South River H.S., we are working on areas of improvement such as redesigning the gear intake and refining our driving skills for the next two weeks. We hope to perform better next competition!
We have finished testing our robot. The build season is over and no more adjustments can be made for the first robot. To prepare for our first competition on March 10th at Walt Whitman H.S., we are building the second robot for the rookie drivers to train and practice with. Here is a video of… Continue reading Build Season END!
The first tests for the climber and the fuel intake went very well. The robot was able to climb up the wooden frame in about three seconds, and it was able to quickly take in fuel. However, one of the balls got stuck in the feeder. We will continue testing and make adjustments to our robot… Continue reading Testing
At last, we have finished building our first robot…for now. All the mechanisms required for the robot to carry out the tasks for the game have been installed. These include the fuel intake mechanism, the flywheel shooter, the climber, and the gear mount. We are now testing and building the second robot. Here is a video of… Continue reading We’ve finished building!
Today, we tested another type of flywheel shooter and we had the drivers practice with the robot from last year. We had a couple of young visitors who were interested in what we were doing, and we let them watch us as we were testing the shooter. Hopefully, it was a fun and intriguing learning experience.
The kickoff for the 2017 FIRST competition started on January 7th, and we are working diligently for the build season. The overview of our plan for the build season is: Week 1 – Choose strategies, work on high level design, learn the game rules, and quizzes on the game rules. After the first week, no high level… Continue reading Build Season START!
2016 is coming to an end! When we get back from winter break, we have a lot to do and catch up on. For the past few weeks, we focused on designing and building robots revolving around the 2011 FRC game. When we come back, we will review past solutions and other teams’ robots from the 2011 game… Continue reading 2017 Begins!
The photos and videos from the Parkland STEM Night have been uploaded into our libraries. Go check them out! We have completed the launcher designs for our robot and now, we are going through a mini build season. In order to train and hone our skills, we are using the 2011 FIRST Robotics Competition game… Continue reading Robotics Club Update